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Despite the solid weekend start for Penn baseball, the Quakers stumbled in the conclusion of their rain-delayed tie with Harvard Monday at Meiklejohn Stadium.

Penn failed to finish off its impressive Ivy League start by surrendering three runs in the ninth, losing 6-3.

Game two of the doubleheader against Harvard (4-18, 1-3 Ivy) was rain-delayed in the top of the eighth yesterday following a fifth-inning comeback by Penn (16-8, 3-1) to tie the score at 3-3.

The Quakers started off the weekend under the sun by edging Dartmouth in close back-to-back games with scores of 3-2. Penn then continued on to earn another ‘W’ from Harvard early Easter Sunday with a 4-1 rout of the Crimson.

The Sunday afternoon matchup saw Quakers junior pitcher Pat Bet struggled at the mound, giving up three runs on five hits.

But Penn bounced back with key hitting from Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Week Gary Tesch, who scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Sophomore pitcher Mitch Montaldo sought to give Penn’s tired bullpen a rest and finish off the Crimson. But Montaldo gave up three runs on just three hits.

Montaldo moved Harvard to home plate with a combination of walks and pitch hits. The Quakers were forced to try and produce offensively like they had in the fifth inning of the previous day.

But Penn did not execute as it had the day before.

Even though the Quakers stumbled at the end of this weekend, their Ivy opening weekend was solid, giving Penn baseball fans something to look forward to heading into this Ancient Eight stretch.


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